Soliloquy, Aside, and Monologue in Romeo and Juliet Flashcard Example #53917

A short speech or remark spoken by a character in a drama that usually reveals the character’s true feelings. The ___ is directed either to the audience or to another character. There are always other characters on stage who cannot hear what the character is speaking about.
aside(s)
A long speech that is addressed to other characters who are on stage with the actor/actress.
monologue
A long speech that is given when the actor/actress is alone and the actor/actress reveals their true feelings or opinions.
soliloquy
Juliet’s speech on the balcony about how she wishes Romeo were some other name is an example of a/an
monologue – a lengthy speech where she reveals her thoughts and feelings for Romeo. She believes she’s alone, which would make this a soliloquy, but since Romeo is present and overhears her, it is a monologue.
Mercutio’s speech about Queen Mab is an example of a/an __
monologue – a lengthy speech; he’s speaking in front of others, and they can hear him.
Nurse’s speech about the time when Juliet was young and she fell on her face is an example of a/an ___
monologue -a lengthy speech; she’s speaking in front of others, and they can hear her.
Romeo’s speech about having a bad feeling about going to the Capulet feast is an example of a/an ___
soliloquy – a short speech; he’s alone, speaking to himself, no one else hears him, and he’s revealing his thoughts and feelings.
Friar Laurence’s speech about the good and bad qualities in plants, like in humans is an example of a/an ___
soliloquy – a lengthy speech; he’s alone, speaking to himself, no one else hears him, and he’s revealing histhoughts and feelings.
Tybalt’s speech about seeing Romeo at the feast and wanting to strike him dead on the spot is an example of a/an
aside – a short speech; he’s surrounded by others, but speaks only to himself/the audience. He reveals his thoughts and feelings.
Tybalt’s speech about how Romeo will pay for his intrusion at the Capulet feast is an example of a/an
aside – a short speech; he’s surrounded by others, but speaks only to himself/the audience. He reveals his thoughts and feelings.

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